Homework isn’t uncommon either. Douglas has given a few assignments to the group.
“The homework worked out well,” she said.
In one instance, she asked them to bring in a poem or verse from their past and had them memorize and recite it.
“We had a lot of fun with challenging people to remember something,” she said.
Another assignment was to bring in a picture that they wanted to talk about. The meeting room, with the chairs arranged in a circle, encourages group participation.
“Whatever happens, don’t miss it” has become Douglas’s motto. Thelma’s Corner attendees had the slogan printed on about 30 T-shirts, which they wear to the meetings.
“It’s really a good motto for anybody at any age,” Douglas said. “Whatever happens, don’t miss it.”
Thelma's Corner is open to the public.
Those interested in presenting or attending should call Thelma Douglas at 563-4960, Ext. 31, in advance to reserve a seat and to confirm the meeting dates.